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Laurence Keitt and the Fire-Eaters



Washington and Lee Professor J. Holt Merchant gave a talk for The Tredegar Society covering the political extremism of the fire-eaters and how they helped bring about the secession of the southern states. Merchant focused on Laurence M. Keitt, the subject of his book, "South Carolina Fire-Eater." The talk took place at The Answer Brewpub in Richmond, Virginia.
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